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7 Easy DIY Ideas for Your Bedroom

You just moved into your new apartment and everything is set up, but the bedroom still feels strange. What better way to make it your own than with some simple DIY projects? Below, we’ve compiled a short list of easy DIY ideas for your bedroom—whether you’re looking to switch up the aesthetic, make it more relaxing, or give it a fresh, new look.

1. Dreamy tapestry canopy

If your house is your castle, then your bedroom should not only be comfortable, but it should also be fit for a king. And, no royal’s chamber is complete without a statement canopy. Be it one in a bold color that suits your personality or something with a romantic vibe to guide you through the sweetest dreams, a canopy is always a good idea. All you need are some nails, a hammer, the fabric of your choice, and a knack for following directions.

2. A cool faux headboard

The bed may be the focal point of the bedroom, but the headboard can become the center of attention. Even if your bed doesn’t have a headboard, you can “fake” one with the instructions found here. Just don’t forget that the devil is in the details; whichever option you go with, pay extra attention to the materials and the measurements.

3. Vanity mirror magic

Whether you want it for its utility or some old Hollywood glamour in your boudoir, you can build an entire room aesthetic on a vanity mirror. The best part is that you don’t even have to buy one; you can just restore an existing one. (You might want to consult an electrician for this one just to be safe.) Take your pick from a variety of models, ranging from a fashion model “it” item to a movie star dressing room piece. Then, select whatever type of bulb you like. The only requirement for this project is that you have the right tools and stick closely to the instructions.

4. A different kind of ottoman

You might know ottomans (or poufs) as those tiny, comfy, cushion-like chairs you can rest your feet on while lounging around the house. But, if you have a keen eye for upholstery, you know that’s not necessarily the case, and a variety of things can be turned into an ottoman—and we do mean a lot of things. All you need is a little imagination—and an old electrical spool. Simply choose the right fabric and follow the instructions step-by-step. The result will be worth it!

5. A closet that pops

Closet doors aren’t the most glamorous, nor are they the first thing that pops into your mind when you think about a bedroom makeover. Nonetheless, all you need to make then a wow piece is a good design and a cool color like the one here. This unique idea makes use of faux-plaster ceiling medallions, two pints of gorgeous paint, and doorknobs. Spoiler alert: the pretty doorknobs aren’t just functional; they’re the main focus of the design.

6. An ombre lamp

No bedroom is complete without a nice lamp to put on your nightstand. Fortunately, if you’re looking for a good DIY idea to make your very own lamp, we have just the thing! Simply follow these easy steps. Then, just make sure you let the paint dry completely before turning on the lamp. Plus, you don’t have to stick with ombre. Like every other DIY project that involves paint, there are no rules, so let your inner artist free and enjoy your personalized lamp!

7. A personalized nightstand

Now that you have your lamp, you need something nice to place it on, like a handy nightstand—one item that is often overlooked in a bedroom. How about something easy to make, which might even end up cooler than you initially thought it would? Something like this, for example, only requires some crates, glue, and paint.

All of these quick, cheap and charming projects are just a few DIY ideas at your disposal if you want to make your bedroom stand out or just feel a little more like you. Are you ready to start your very own project?

Alexandra Ciuntu
Alexandra is a creative writer and researcher for RentCafe. With a background in e-learning content writing and a passion for knowledge-sharing platforms, she's covered topics from prop-tech to renters insurance to interior design tips. Very familiar with the renter lifestyle herself, Alexandra enjoys researching and writing about renter demographic shifts and residential real estate market trends as much as she loves writing about how to get along with roommates. You can connect with Alexandra via email. Alexandra’s work includes collaborations with financial and business publications. Her articles have been featured in several national and international online publications, including the New York Times, Barrons, Inman, Forbes, Architectural Digest, Marketwatch, Bisnow, and Curbed. Her educational background includes a B.A. in Japanese and English and an M.A. in Journalism and Cultural Studies.

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